SECTION .0300 - QUALIFIED
AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM GRANTS
02 NCAC 57 .0301 PURPOSE
The purpose of the Commission's
grants for Qualified Agricultural Programs is to support and foster the
vitality and solvency of the tobacco-related segment of the State's agricultural
economy, particularly the segment adversely affected by the Master Settlement
Agreement. Projects shall address one or more of the following goals:
(1) Alleviating and avoiding
unemployment in the tobacco-related sector of the State's agricultural economy;
(2) Preserving and increasing
local tax bases in agricultural areas;
(3) Encouraging the economic
stability of participants in the State's agricultural economy;
(4) Optimally using natural
resources in the tobacco-related segment of the State's agricultural economy;
(5) Any other goal that will
promote the public good by supporting and fostering the vitality and solvency
of the tobacco-related sector of the State's agricultural economy.
History Note: Authority G.S.
Temporary Adoption Eff. May
Eff. April 15, 2003;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without
substantive public interest Eff. October 24, 2015.